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The RG8570SP is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2015. It was made in Japan by FujiGen a limited production model which was part of the Japanese handcrafted J Custom line. It was revealed at the Gakki (Musical Instruments) Fair show in Japan in November 2014.[1]

The RG8570SP features a spalted maple and walnut top on an ash body bolted to a titanium reinforced maple and walnut neck with a satin Velvetouch finish and a rosewood fingerboard with flamed maple binding and Tree of Life vine inlay. Components include DiMarzio pickups in an HSH configuration, a Lo Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge, recessed Easy Access control knobs, Free-Lock II strap locks and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG8570MW is a similar model with a myrtle top. The RG8570BB is another similar model with a mahogany body and buckeye burl top. The RG8570Z is a related model with a mahogany body with a flamed maple top, an Edge Zero tremolo and cosmo black hardware. The RG8570ZXX J. Custom 20th Anniversary model is related but with a mahogany body with curly maple top and Edge Zero tremolo.

The RG8570SP was discontinued after 2016.

Specifications

Specifications for RG8570SP
Year(s) produced: 2015–2016
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Natural (NT)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Ash w/ 3.5mm spalted maple & 0.5mm walnut top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Strap buttons:
Gotoh Free Lock II
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
RG J Custom Super Wizard
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut w/ KTS titanium rods
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Selected rosewood w/ flamed maple binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Tree of Life
Frets:
24 / jumbo (J Custom edge treatment)
Nut:
Barless Top-Lok
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Tone Zone (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio True Velvet (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042

Sources

  1. 2014 Japan Gakki Fair recap, Ibanez Japan, archived September 2016
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